The Berkeley College New York men’s soccer team defeated Sarah Lawrence College 2-1 Wednesday night at Floyd Bennett Field in overtime to improve to 5-9-2 while Sarah Lawrence fell to 3-12 on the season.
In the first half, both teams were exchanging possessions several times. The Knights would score late; at the 34:56 marker, freshman forward Ahmet Colak (Istanbul, Turkey) would convert on a tip shot that bounced over Sarah Lawrence’s goalie and into the net to go up 1-0 on an assist by freshman defender Steven Ramirez (Frances Perkins Academy/Brooklyn, NY). Berkeley College would attempt three more shots (two on goal) before the half ended, but the score would remain the same.
In the second frame, the Knights were on the attack posting eight shots in the first 25 minutes of play; seven of which were on goal. Sarah Lawrence would tie the game (with their only shot of the second half) at one apiece with only eight minutes remaining; after a foul was called at the top of the box, a free kick shot went over everybody including the goalie. The score would remain 1-1 entering the overtime period.
In the extra frame, the Knights wasted no time and set up a few plays before finally executing on a slick pass from freshman forward Hasan Sezer (Istanbul, Turkey) that set up freshman forward Abdourahmane Gueye (New York, NY) for a sliding shot that passed the diving goalie and into the net for the game winner.
The win ends the conference season for the Knights at a perfect 5-0-1. They host Culinary Institute of America on Saturday at Aviator Field for the semifinals of the Hudson Valley Conference championship.